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Te Puia Guided Tour with Steambox Hangi Lunch

Get a true "taste" of traditional New Zealand culture with this Te Puia experience that in the Geothermal Valley with authentic NZ style steambox lunch.

Highlights

Steambox Hangi Lunch
Guided tour of Te Puia
See a Kiwi bird in the Kiwi House
World-famous Pohutu Geyser
Personalised guided tour
Hands on weaving experience

What you need to know

Get a true "taste" of traditional New Zealand culture with this Te Puia experience that in the Geothermal Valley with authentic NZ style steambox lunch. This tour will take you into the geothermal valley where you'll visit the kiwi enclosure and then get a guided tour with a behind-the-scenes look at the carving school as well as hands-on weaving. Afterwards, head up to Te Puia's most iconic geyser where you'll be seated and be able to relax and enjoy the traditional "steambox" lunch which provides a variety of foods such as sweet and regular potato, pumpkin, cabbage, chicken and bread stuffing.

Indulge both your tastebuds and your eyes with this short-but-sweet Te Puia tour; a true must do in this popular New Zealand region!

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Inclusions

  • Discover the distinctive flavours and unique preparation of our traditionally cooked Māori hangi
  • Admission into Te Puia
  • Personalised guided tour
  • Hands on weaving experience
  • Hangi lunch cooked in the Steambox and enjoyed beside Pohutu geyser
  • Visit to the Kiwi House

Itinerary

  • On arrival meet and greet your Tangiwai Pounamu, who will offer you details of the experience
  • In the Te Poari dining room hand pick your favorite food and place them in the steam box, head to Ngā Whā Puapua where your box is placed in the constantly active steam vent opening used to cook your kai (food) the authentic way
  • Whilst your food is steamed in glorious flavours head on a guided tour of the kiwi enclosure and geothermal valley, where you will have a hands-on weaving experience
  • Learn how the art of weaving was perfected with native flax leaves, and have the opportunity to craft your own masterpieces to take home with you and treasure forever
  • Return to Pohutu Geyser to enjoy your lunchtime feast in front of the southern hemisphere’s largest active geyser
  • Guided tour incorporates a behind the scenes tour of the carving school with a view to interview carvers about their experiences and work. If wet, picnic tables in a marque will be available

Lunch Menu

  • Kumara (sweet potato), regular potato, pumpkin, cabbage, chicken, bread stuffing. We can also cater for vegetarians and can provide a broader range of vegetables for vegetarians etc

Tour Time

  • 11am daily, subject to availability

Duration

  • Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for this experience

Additional Information

  • The tour takes a maximum of 15 people at any given time. If you are after a group experience larger than this, please get in touch

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • These prices are valid from 1st October – 30th September; if you're booking further in advance please note there will be a slight price increase

Te Puia Guided Tour with Steambox Hangi Lunch

Hemo Rd, Tihiotonga,, Rotorua, NZ 3040